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Pellenc ST America inaugurates new test centre in North Carolina

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Pellenc ST decided to build a new space in order to meet the growing demands of industrial testing. Source: Pellenc ST

Pellenc ST has opened a new test centre in Pineville, North Carolina. Pellenc ST will also be moving and upgrading its Japanese test centre and opening two new test centres in Australia and the U.K.

Increasing U.S. presence

Pellenc ST has had a presence in North America since 2010. The first U.S. test centre was established in 2017 in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Having become too small for its purpose, Pellenc ST decided to build a new space in order to meet the growing demands of industrial testing.

With this new test centre, now located in Pineville, Pellenc ST provides its users with a 560m² industrial demonstrator site with the latest intelligent sorting equipment. Two Pellenc ST sorting machines are available to study sorting strategies and ensure the quality of the sorted flows. A machine from Bühler was added to the process in order to carry out tests on plastic flakes.

"This building is also made available to packaging producers to validate the ‘sortability' of materials in the real-life conditions of a sorting centre. We support manufacturers in the development of test protocols while providing diagnostics and recommendations for improvement," comments Harry White, head of Pellenc ST's American subsidiary.

Pellenc ST inaugurating its new U.S. test centre

The test centre inauguration took place in November 2022 in the presence of Pellenc ST's American clients, partners, and employees. Some members of the French teams also made the trip for the occasion. The program included a presentation, thematic workshops, a tour of the new premises, and live demonstrations before ending the day with an evening of informal conversation and interaction.

"The opening of the US Test Centre will be quickly followed by the relocation and upgrading of our Japanese test centre and the opening of new test centres in Australia and the U.K. by 2024. The aim is to increase proximity to our clients and enable them to benefit from our latest technologies directly on their territory," concludes Jean Henin, President of Pellenc ST.

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1299 Schlumberger Drive
Fort Mill, SC
US, 29715


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